Sunday, 12 October 2008
white wine soup
consider this post a proof, that a fancy-schmancy soup doesnt take much. not much talent. not many ingredients. really just a pot where you throw in a couple of things. stir. mix. serve.
even when doing the fancy stuff i like a homemade soup to be a little chunky and rustic. so dont overmix with your blender. if the finely cut onions remain little chunks, they'll just add a wonderful crunchy texture and are juicy and lovely when you bite into them.
enough for 4 people as a starter
1 tablespoon butter
1 white onion, finely chopped
3 dl white wine (use the good stuff!)
3 dl vegetable broth
3 dl cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
salt, pepper, bay leave
some finely chopped chive or parsley, to serve
melt the butter in a pan and glaze the onions until shiny and soft. add bay leave and stir. deglaze with white wine, then add veggie broth & cream. let soup come to the boil. mix cornstarch with a little white wine and add to the soup. stir until you end up with a smooth and creamy soup. mix with blender until you have the desired texture (i like it a little chunky but do as you like it best).
garnish with some finely chopped parsley or chive. serve with crusty bread. tuck in.